5 days ago, I made it to my CFO appointment which in a way dwindled my apprehension. I was a bit worried about hitting upon unpleasant situation, but thank goodness I did it! Hooray! 😀 I still have to get back to them to get my certificate and sticker, though. No problemo! 😀
On to the next agendum..
Just like any other procedures, entering Japan isn’t that a piece of cake. One must follow the strictly implemented procedure in order to get to your goal. Be it becoming a tourist, a long term resident, or a permanent resident. Since my husband is a foreigner residing in Japan, our earnest intent is to spend the rest of our lives and live a different life in a foreign land together. And I am so grateful to him for doing everything he can to take me with him despite his hectic work schedule. 🙂 Prior to my CFO appointment, he already applied for the Certificate of Eligibility from the regional immigration office in Saitama, Japan with the help of his tried-and-true attorney. We’ve been thrilled to latch on to it for about a month now. 🙂 🙂
Applying for this certificate isn’t found on the Embassy of Japan’s (in the Philippines) website on the grounds of restriction, perhaps. That’s what I thought after a number of attempts to catch on how to apply for one from the site. I didn’t give up, rather adamantly searched for reliable Japanese immigration sites. Eureka! 🙂
Here’s what I’ve picked up…
APPLICATION FOR CERTIFICATE OF ELIGIBILITY
Foreign national wishing to enter Japan (except for visiting Japan for Temporary Visitor)
♦ Necessary documents
Table 3 (Supporting Documents)
Spouse of Long Term Resident
♦ Where to submit
|The regional immigration office in charge of applicant’s intended address or the location of organization that accepts the applicant (Refer to your regional immigration office or immigration information center.)|
♦ Standard procedures duration
A month to three months
Free of charge
DISCLAIMER: This is a run-through of the lengthy written procedure. The summary being presented aims at applicants who are spouses of long term and permanent residents in Japan. You may ask the writer for the complete information.